Obituary of Albert James Brooks
Albert J. Brooks, of Ringwood and formerly Ridgefield Park, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the age of 66 years. Retired Police Sergeant from the Village of Ridgefield Park Police Department from 1978 through 2008. Volunteer ambulance driver in Ringwood. Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1972 through 1977. Past Commander of Paramus VFW Post 6699. Adjunct professor at Bergen Community College, and previously a teacher's aide at Ridgefield Park High School from 2008 through 2012 where he also refereed wrestling. Beloved father of Timothy Brooks, Geralyn Bonk and her husband Tom, Daniel Brooks, and Amy Brooks. Cherished grandfather of Morgan, Justin, and James. Dearest brother of Joseph Brooks Jr. and his wife Bonnie, and Kathleen Ford and her husband Joseph. Predeceased by his mother Josephine Swift (1969) and father Joseph Brooks Sr. (1979). The funeral is on Friday, May 10th from Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home at 10 AM. The Funeral Mass will be 11 AM at St. Francis RC Church in Ridgefield Park. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paramus VFW Post 6699, 6 East Winslow Pl. Paramus NJ, 07652, or Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, 1 Veterans Way, Paramus, NJ 07652.